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Archive for December, 2013

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Portland

Monday, December 30th, 2013

We’re busy making New Year’s resolutions around here, and while we’ve included the usual suspects on the list (that we’d rather not share) we came up with a few that we think would be nice for all of Portland to consider. 1) Eat more chocolate. Yes, more, not less. After all, Chocolate Fest is coming […]

Christmas and Chocolate, together again in Portland

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Quick quiz: after Halloween, at which holiday or festival do Americans consume the most chocolate? A. Easter B. Valentine’s Day C. Christmas D. Mother’s Day (Hint: This is a Christmas-season blog.) Yes, it’s “C,” which coincidentally stands for Chocolate AND Christmas. This, we believe, is not a coincidence. Nor does Tony Thomas of Our City […]

Daily Tours, in Winter? You bet, Portland!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Are we still running daily tours, you ask? Do red-nosed reindeer still fly, we respond? (You had BETTER be answering yes to that, Rudolph.) While it’s true that it’s gotten kind of chilly outside, and that in past years we’ve gone to our weekends-only “winter” schedule a few weeks before the official solstice, this year […]

Portland Christmas Ship Parade Insider Tips, Part 2 (Willamette River)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

As noted yesterday, the 59th Annual Christmas Ship Parade, comprised of two fleets (one per river), totaling 55-60 ships per night, depart most nights around 7 PM starting Saturday, December 7, and put their well-lit hulls on display for your viewing pleasure. Yesterday we listed great viewing locations for the Columbia Fleet. Here are some […]

Portland Christmas Ship Parade Insider Tips, Part 1 (Columbia River)

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

One of Portland’s great annual holiday traditions kicks off this week – the sailing (and viewing) of the Christmas Ships up and down the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Officially dubbed the “59th Christmas Ship Parade” (because who doesn’t love a parade?), the two fleets (one per river), totaling 55-60 ships per night, depart most nights […]